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Birth Place: Sudbury, Ontario, CA
Born Georgi Suri-Alex Trebek in 1940 to Ukranian and French parentage, Trebek attended the University of Ottawa where he earned a degree in philosophy. By his senior year, however, Trebek found his philosophical interests waning. Surprisingly, with little to no work available for philosophy majors even then, Trebek made the wise choice to pursue a career in the only slightly more marketable field of broadcasting.
Landing his first professional gig straight out of college in 1958, Trebek started out as a fill-in reporter and newscaster for the Canadian Broadcasting Company. Earning a reputation for his cool on-air demeanor, Trebek soon became a staple of both CBC's TV and radio divisions. ... Continue Bio >>
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